How often are you feeding baby (food, not formula)?

Becky - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 10 mo old daughter is eating baby food around 8:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. She seems to be hungry around 6 p.m. though and the 6 oz bottle of formula doesn't seem to be satisfying her anymore. Should i add another container of baby food around this time?

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Sarah - posted on 07/25/2011

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Could you give her the 8pm baby food at 6pm instead? And then maybe an 8 oz bottle at 8? In the evening, Bobby has his dinner (solids) anytime between 6.30 and 7pm. About half an hour after he has finished his dinner i give him about 7oz of formula. About half an hour after finishing his bottle (he tends to pretty much drink it all down rather than dump it and keep coming back for it), he goes up to bed and he sleeps until about 7.30 or 8am.
When i breastfed i always gave him cluster feeds at night too so that may be why he handles his dinner 'routine' so well. Baby-led weaning is the way to go. That way you know baby is comfortable with what they are eating and how quickly you are progressing with solids. Just read her signs and you will know what she wants and when she wants it xx

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Wendy - posted on 10/25/2011

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If the baby is hungry feed them food. It will not harm them. I feed baby food whenever he is hungry, and I still give him a bottle during the night.

Michelle - posted on 10/22/2011

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at 10 months I'd def start feeding her more regular food and less baby food. it will fill her up more since its harder to digest and she'll love chewing. mix in the formula with oatmeal so she still get the nutrients but the more regular food you give her the less you'll need to worry about formula. She should be able to eat cheese, yogurt(Chobani is a good choice, lots of protein!) and really any other food you eat for your meals. Def substitute the formula with food. Unless your doctor says to be watch her weight you can add food whenever your daughter is acts like she's hungry. They burn so much by being active that it won't hurt to get some extra food.

Crystal - posted on 10/21/2011

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Every child is different, but generally pediatritions say that your baby should be eating three meals a day with snacks in between (and atleast 24oz of formula). My little girl eats at 8, 12, and 6 and snacks at 10am, and 4pm. and sometimes a snack before bed. Babies have a natural appetite, if they're not hungry they won't eat, so if she'll eat more I'd say go for it! She's moving a lot more and using a LOT more energy, so many need more food.

Tabitha - posted on 10/19/2011

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i just got my son off formula he eats all day long, he mostly snacks about 5 times a day and he had three bigger meals, he is a hungry boy, he is also very tall almost as tall as his three year old cousin.

Delayna - posted on 09/13/2011

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My daughter takes a bottle and cereal at 9am. At 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm she has baby food and juice. And at 9pm she has baby food and a bottle. (She refuses to take a bottle during the day)

Chelle - posted on 09/08/2011

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kaidan has three solid meals a day (he is nearly 10 months). He has his two long milk feeds at niight and in the morning. He doesnt have his lunch milk anymore unless he seeks it and his 3/3:30 feed is usually pretty small. Snacks like fruit gel, rusks, piece of toast are offered in between if seems really hungry. But to give you an idea of what we do: morning milk 7:30. Brekkie@9am Lunch Anywhere fromm 11-12 depending on how long morning nap goes. milk feed@3pm or 3:30pm. tea@5:30pm. final milk feed@ 7:30pm. In saying this i am not by any means saying you must do it this way but this is what works for us and when i was first sorting out solids with my first all i wanted was someone to show me their routine so i had something to go on.

Kelsey - posted on 09/07/2011

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My daughter is 8 1/2 months and I feed her an 8oz bottle in the morning, the lunch time (anywhere from 11-1) she gets a jar or fruit, she'll have a snack in between lunch and dinner(puffs or teething crackers), then anywhere between 5-7 she has another jar of baby food but veggies, then has an 8 oz bottle before bed. she's like me and likes to snack throughout the day. I also give her water or juice with each meal.

Ginger - posted on 09/06/2011

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My son eats 3x's a day and has a bottle with his meal plus he has a snack between each meal. Usually some kind of fruit or veggi sticks. Plus he snacks on cheerios thru out the day

Jill - posted on 09/01/2011

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Just from what you've said here it sounds like you need to had some more "substantial" foods, like oatmeal, cheerios, yogurt. A craker here or there, some whole (diced) fruit or veggies instead of just strained baby food, rice puffs, etc. Hope that helps! My little guy goes back and forth. One day he does great with things like soft sweet potatoes, grapes (cut up four ways so he wont choke), etc. and then other days he's less interested in "whole" foods and wants the baby mush.

Shauna - posted on 08/30/2011

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My little guy eats around 8 AM, 12 PM, and 5 PM and nurses around 7:30 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, and 7:30 PM. (The nursing's not super consistent in the afternoon... sometimes there's an extra nursing around dinner, too.) From what I understand, though, two snacks on top of the three meals is normal, too. So do what feels right to you. Of course, you already are, since I'm responding so late. ;)

Crystal - posted on 07/29/2011

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Mine drink a bottle in the morning (because I just aint a morning person) then eats 8oz at noon, 8oz at 4 and 8oz or more at 7 for dinner

Fran - posted on 07/20/2011

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Sam has breakfast with water in a suky cup at 7.30, followed by milk at 9.30, dinner with water again at 12, milk about 1.30, biscuit and water about 3.30, then tea between 4.30 and 5, milk about 6.30 bed by 7! general 3 meals a day works for us x

Sonya - posted on 07/18/2011

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my lo is 11.5 months but since she bn rund 10 months she always wakes at 8.30am as i wake her for bottle 7oz then sleeps till rund 10 r till i wake her then breaky varies from ready brek to toast wit mixed up hard boiled egg r bannana then half 1-2 dinner mashed potatoes with spaggitti hoops or mashed carrots or gravy then 3-4pm bottle around 4-5 oz then 5-6pm yogurt and liga then half7-8pm bottle 7oz then bed at 9pm and sleeps through :) with water and juice giving throughout the day :) but am not sure if i might be over feeding as my lo doesnt seem as keen on her bottles any more :(

Angelica - posted on 07/18/2011

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My son eats a jar three times a day, but he also has a 4oz yogurt, cheese, cherrios, fruit and water throughout the day for snacks. Cereal with breakfast and lunch. Pasta or rice with whatever meat we are eating for dinner. Three meals and two snack sittings a day. Up to 24oz of formula a day.

LauraBeth - posted on 07/14/2011

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The dr told me that BetteAnn should be drinking around 16-18oz of formula the rest should be water or watered down juice. she eats really well, 8:00 srambled eggs{sometimes oatmeal I mix it up alot}, fruit, and toast, 10 snack (cherrios) 1 lunch meat, fruit, veggies bread 3 snack yougurt/fruit 6-7 dinner meat, veggies, fruit she still wakes twice (sometimes once) for a sippy of formula :o)

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